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6 year old not bonding with classmates

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sittinginthesun Sun 03-Mar-13 17:03:25

DS2 is 6 years old, in year 1, and is generally a happy child. Bright, no problems with school work at all.

He has always been quite chatty and enjoys life, but since he started school, he simply doesn't seem to have made friends.

He has a "best friend", and is very close to him, but never gets invited on other play dates, only gets invited to the whole class parties etc. it is just so unlike the child he was in nursery, I am not sure what to make of it.

I have an older child at the school, and had a very different experience. They are different children, and the classes are quite different as this year 1 class has a lot of siblings and hasn't really gelled as a class.

I have spoken to the teacher - she says he is happy, and will play with anyone, so he seems okay in class.

It is just really obvious when we are out at a party etc, and the children and mums are arranging play dates - ds2 just doesn't get asked. If I suggest a play date (which I have loads of times), I get a vague response.

He does out of school clubs, and seems to enjoy them. He's very sociable with other groups of children, and still sees nursery friends etc.

secretscwirrels Sun 03-Mar-13 17:06:27

I don't think 6 year old boys really make proper friends. They play together but don't bond in the way that girls do.
He is happy, you have nothing to worry about.

sittinginthesun Sun 03-Mar-13 19:48:14

Thanks. I know you're right - I'm just over thinking this. It's just been on my mind, and we'd just come back from a party which made me think again. I'll just let him get in with it.

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